About Us

The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity that provides assistance to Ottawa families and individuals in need at Christmas and during the back-to-school season.
The backbone of the CS Exchange is our Co-ordination Service, which organizes the even distribution of school essentials and Christmas food hampers between organizations all over the city, so that every donor dollar can reach even more people in need.
Since 2012, we have saved over $2.5 million through our Co-ordination Service. This money has helped programs for families in need go even further year after year.

Our Mission and Vision

We strive to provide our neighbours with relief and dignity during difficult times of the year in the most fair and efficient way possible.
We hope to build a caring and sharing community where individuals and families receive the coordinated support they need at Christmas and other times of the year.

Our Values

The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity dedicated to:
  • Delivering our services equitably and fairly, with dignity and respect
  • Providing our services as efficiently as possible
  • Being accountable to our clients, donors, and the public

Our Programs

The Caring and Sharing Exchange runs three programs that provide much-needed assistance to the community:
  • The Christmas Exchange
  • Sharing in Student Success
  • The Co-ordination Service

To find out more about the Caring and Sharing Exchange, please visit our full website at www.CaringandSharing.ca.

The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a Registered Charity. Our Charitable Registration Number is 13097 9172 RR0001.